Peers and experts recognize Gurley as one of the elite running backs in the NFL (National Football League). His style and efficiency as a running back have drawn comparisons to Le’Veon Bell, Frank Gore, Larry Johnson, and Arian Foster. His forty-four career rushing touchdowns already place him in the top 100 among all running backs in the history of the NFL (ranked 96). Gurley has far outclassed the other members of his
2015 draft class. These include runners like Melvin Gordon, drafted fivepicksafterhimby theSanDiego (nowLosAngeles) Chargers, fellowSEC (SoutheasternConference)member T.J. Yeldon, chosenby the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ameer Abdullah fromtheUniversityof Nebraska (draftedby theDetroit Lions), andDavidJohnson, draftedby theArizonaCardinals. Johnson andGurley are among only thirteen players in the history of theNFL to rush formore than750 yards (685.8m) and record 750 yards (685.8m) in receiving for a single season. As Gurley goes as a skilled runner, so go the fortunes of the Los Angeles Rams. As long as he stays healthy, great success should come for both him and the team. A four-year contract extension that he signed in 2018, with an optional fifth year, worth a total of $87 million in salary and bonuses, should ensure that Gurley will be a member of the Los Angeles Rams for a long time to come. If he continues to play at the exceptional level that he is playing, hemay possibly become a candidate for inclusion in football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.
Gurley has been compared to former Pittsburgh Steeler
running back Le’Veon Bell.
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